Siblings Harriet and Franklin have both been patients at the RCH after experiencing very different emergencies. Nine month old Harriet gave her parents a scare this month after she suffered from a 90-minute long seizure while older brother, Franklin went into heart failure only weeks after birth.
Max has received the gift of life twice from his mum. After his mum Kylee was told Max would one day need a kidney transplant following a diagnosis at birth, she decided to donate her own, strengthening the bond she already had with her son.
Baby Boet received life-saving jet therapy treatment at the RCH after being born at only 25 weeks gestation. Today is his original due date and his family are now counting down to taking their son home for the first time.
We’re proud to welcome four-year-old Ollie as the face of the 2019 Good Friday Appeal.
Today we hear from Dr Sarah McNab, a paediatrician, a parent and the first woman at The Royal Children’s Hospital to be named Director of General Medicine.
Cystic fibrosis patient Jaymee tells us how she likes to empower women in her everyday life and the advice she would give to other young women who are struggling with medical conditions like CF.
Bec from our Transition Support team has been on both sides at the RCH, having had a heart transplant here over 15 years ago and now working with patients transitioning into the adult health care system. Bec takes us through her story and how her mother is one of her biggest inspirations.
Kate is a mother and the Chair of the Parents Advisory Group for the Children’s Cancer Centre here at the RCH, she sat down with us this week and spoke about navigating the complex path of childhood cancer and what she would say to younger women wanting to enter the advocacy space.
Many of us would have walked past Main Street Reception’s “fairy godmother” Dianne too many times to count, so we caught up with her to hear a bit about her RCH journey, the women who inspire her and why she loves volunteering.
When Jack was born, the large lump on his face immediately caused heartbreak and concern for his mother, Boufa Joses. However with the help of life-saving surgery at the RCH, Jack can return home to Vanuatu as a healthy three year old.